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use of automation may have contributed to the deadly c landing of an asiana airlin federal safety officials are looking at how poor training and the use of automation may have contributed to the deadly crash-landing of an asiana airliner at sfo back in july.
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good afternoon, i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. right now this is the national transportation safety board hearing in washington, d.c. federal officials are hoping to get a better idea of what went wrong before the asiana flight crashed. >> reporter: ntsb investigators say asiana flight 214 was traveling too low add too slow as it approached san francisco international airport for landing. >> an audible alert [ beep beep ] consistent with the low air speed caution was recorded. >> reporter: 3 seconds later the pilots try to accelerate and aboard the landing but it was -- abort the landing but it
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was too late. the plane hit the seawall. the accident left three dead and more than 180 injured. the captain at the controls was still in training on the boeing 777. >> reporter: the pilot expected a wake-up call alert if the plane was traveling too slow. a retired pilot told investigators the plane is designed that way to always leave the pilot in charge. >> we apply automation as a tool to aid the pilot not replace the pilot. >> reporter: the asiana captain told investigators he was very concerned before making the landing in san francisco because the runway's automatic landing system was out of service because of airport construction. a final report and
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recommendation recommendations will be forthcoming. the pilot was very concerned before landing at this airport because it was his first time and again the automated landing system at the airport was not working. another issue that came up is the potential for pilot experience. 10,000 hours of flying time somewhere between 30 and 45 hours of flying time on this particular aircraft while another pilot on board had over 3200 hours. so certainly they are definitely looking at that and one of the other questions is whether these pilots rely too much on the automation and not enough on their experience. >> what about the design of the plane. >> reporter: one of the questions that comes up is the
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broader issue on this automation and the design of the cockpit. they are looking at the design potentially at the cockpit and whether it needs to be made easier to read and better alert. so problems cannot be overlooked. >> a lot of questions there. tara mergener live in washington, d.c., thank you. anne makovec reports. >> reporter: here at the airport where this all happened, everybody was invited to come and watch this hearing in d.c. as it happened. we have close-captioned television here at the hotel. the ntsb is required to have this available for people who can't travel. so they reached out to all passengers who were in the crash and their families about a half dozen family members rsvp's but so far it's just asiana employees here and some
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representatives from other airlines interested in learning about preventing crashes in the future. coming up this afternoon, testimony from san francisco fire department assistant deputy chief dale carnes is going to be talking about what happened after the crash when a fire truck ran over and killed one of the survivors, a 16-year- old girl who then died at the scene. this hearing is going to be going on until 8 p.m. on the east coast, that is 5:00 our time. they are cramming all of the testimony into one day. it was originally scheduled to be a two-day hearing but it was yesterday canceled because of bad weather in d.c. live in burlingame, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> anne, thank you. attorneys representing some of the more than 60 crash victims suing the airline are attending the hearing. asiana airlines is also offering $10,000 to each of the surviving passengers. a bankrupt suspects was shot by police around 9:00 after the man allegedly robbed
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a bank in novato. soon thereafter, police spotted him driving away chased him through terra linda and when he crashed he took off on foot reportedly reached for a gun and a cop shot him. no word on the suspect's condition right now. fire crews have been dousing a warehouse building in concord since a four-alarm fire broke out around midnight last night. flames consumed this building on stan well drive which is a storage site for the all phone company. plastic bags and electrical wiring burned inside the fire. health advisor for the area -- advisory for the area was lifted. cause is under investigation. thousands of south africans lined up today to view nelson mandela's body in a class covered coffin. the late president's ex-wife and his widow held hands as they said good-bye. they were the first of tens of thousands to view the open casket today. some stood in line for blocks waited hours to pay respects.
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cate caugiran reports. >> reporter: the tone is joyful and somber with a few laughs in between. at san francisco city hall it was a packed house with several speakers honoring the memory of civil rights legend nelson mandela. >> when i close, i talk about how i'm standing looking at what no one else could see and that's the great diversity that reflected the life and times of nelson mandela. >> we feel deeply honored and also humbled by the outpouring of so much honor for our late president. >> reporter: he was praised as a liberator. the speeches all touched upon
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mandela's journey and the fight that needs to continue. >> nelson mandela, of course, transcended one of the most severe human dignities harsh imprisonment for the crime of being who he was. >> we have to make sure everybody is included. >> reporter: people who attended were also asked to sign a condolence book leaving their own messages to the late freedom fighter. >> reporter: at oakland's ceremony they too plan to have a memorial book that city leaders plan on sending to mandela's family. live in oakland, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> thank you. happening today, a man suspected of killing a woman's cats in san francisco will
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appear in court in just over an hour. eric leroy patterson faces four counts including animal cruelty. he is accused of grabbing a woman's belongings last month and then throwing a carrier with two cats inside that carrier into the san francisco bay. also today, a group of students and alumni are pushing back against the recent removal of vallejo high's mascot. they are expected to protest at a school district board meeting this evening. this comes after they lost the fight to keep the apache as the school mascot. the school district voted to drop the mascot after complaints from native american activists. today we're learning more about a man, a woman and four children who survived for two days in the snowy wilderness of northern nevada. yesterday a search crew volunteer spotted their jeep in trinity canyon near lovelock. betty yu has more on the happy ending to the desperate search. >> reporter: tears broke out as
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four young children and two adults arrived at the hospital. more than 200 people searched by air and on foot for two days. they spot an overturned jeep with binoculars. >> it's it was huge relief. i counted all six of them nice and warm. >> reporter: on sunday james glanton and his girlfriend took their two children and niece and nephew to play in the snow. the car apparently swerved off the road and flipped over. overnight temperatures dropped to 16 degrees below zero. their decision to stay together and with the jeep probably saved their lives. >> they were heating rocks with fire to hold for the children to stay warm. >> did a good job keeping everybody safe. >> they had foot and water
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whole time also so moore the exposure to the cold -- they had food and watered every the whole time so just more the exposure to the cold than anything else. >> reporter: node frostbite. it was emotional for the -- they had no frostbite. it was emotional for the sheriff. >> the work of a lot of people in the community, this community came together and helped this come to a successful conclusion. >> reporter: betty yu, kpix 5. >> lovelock is just a town of 2,000 people. more than 10% of the town's population volunteered during the search. pope francis is making headlines again. he is "time" magazine's man of the year. the people's pope selected as the first latin pope in march. time says he change the perception of the church in a short time. pope francis beat out nsa leaker edward snowden for the title. coming up, police move in
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to tear down barricades and tents. why demonstrators are now declaring victory in ukraine. >> it was is affection or harassment? the controversial suspension of a 6-year-old that has people outraged. >> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the kpix 5 weather center. lots of sunshine outside right now. could that cold snap finally be coming to an end? i'll have the answer coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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down from violent clashes overnight. thousands of riot police pu back demonst . but they linked arms and stood their ground. police ended up leaving on busses early mo n thousands of riot police pushed back demonstrators but they linked arms and stood their ground. police ended up leaving on
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buses early this morning. demonstrations began last month when ukraine's president failed to support a trade agreement with the european union. the president announced yesterday he was open to a compromise to end the crisis. lawmakers on capitol hill are weighing in on a bipartisan budget deal right now. the agreement sets spending levels for the next two fiscal years. it also reduces the deficit and it partially replaces across- the-board spending cuts known as the sequestration with more targeted cuts, including to defend. paul ryan hammered out the deal with his senate counterpart patty murray. stocks down as investors looked over weak earning reports for several u.s. companies. taking a live look at the big board. a boy bass suspendeda six- year boy was suspended for
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school for sexual harassment. [ inaudible ] >> and leaned over and kissed her on the hand. that's what happened. >> hunter yelton was sent to the office and suspended two days. his mother admits he has been warned not to kiss the same girl but is fighting the school to have the incident taken off his record. the district insists those actions fit their policy description of sexual harassment. it is time for weather. we have been in the freezer far too long. >> reporter: clear skies to the coastline. high pressure overhead. still some offshore winds. beautiful sunshine over the bay. looks like the temperatures are beginning to warm up nicely too. at least warmer than in some time. 51 in san jose. 52 in san francisco. and 51 degrees in concord. as we look toward the afternoon, plenty of sunshine
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coming our way. the temperatures going to be a little warmer for today. and then tonight, it's still going to be cold in spots especially in the north bay valleys. a "spare the air" night by the bay area air quality management. otherwise sunny, warmer dry weather the next five to seven days. we'll be done with that here shortly and high pressure will bring us lots of sunshine and some much warmer temperatures. maybe even above average as we head in toward the weekend. plan on these numbers today into the central valley into the 50s there. about 59 degrees into the monterey bay. 523 yosemite52 yosemite. east bay temperatures yesterday in the 40s, now the 50s. they will continue to move higher over the weekend. there is a freeze warning though in effect for tonight in the north bay valleys again they could see temperatures
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there in the 20s and the 30s. but elsewhere fairly mild. you will see overnight lows about 28 in santa rosa, 36 in san jose and about 44 in san francisco. next couple of days, we are going to see more sunshine on the way and some warmer weather running above the average as we head in toward sunday and monday. some of those temperatures near 70 degrees. sunset time tonight, 4:51. sunrise tomorrow, guys, 7:16. but warmer days are on the horizon. we'll be right back. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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lawrence is standing by with today's major contribution. another big day for our "food for bay area families" campaign. lawrence is standing by with today's major contribution. >> yes. we are joined by the williams brothers jared and caleb and lizzy of the alameda county food bank. and you guys have done a great job. it's so nice to have you down here today. boy, fine job! >> we played music instruments next to trader joe's to raise money. >> how much did you do it? >> we have played nine times since last december. we have raised this much money.
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>> fabulous! how much is that? tell us. >> 1,236.23. >> fantastic! congratulations! that is great that you guys went out and did that. and how long that took you guys nine weeks to get out there and play every day on your own time? >> uhm, no, we just played on weekends. >> just played on weekends. that is fantastic. this means a lot to you guys, lizzy? >> absolutely. this is fantastic. and one of the things that is really great about it is they did it on their own and found a way to help that was meaningful to them so it shows what our community can do. >> it's neat to see younger people get involved. a lot of us older folks like to try and help out but it's neat they did that. >> absolutely. it's great. >> how do you guys feel about helping out, feel good? >> yes. >> well, you guys should be very, very proud of yourselves today. thank you very much. happy holidays, merry christmas to all of you. to make a donation, go to kpix.com/food and go there and
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you can make a donation just like these gentlemen. that is great! congratulations, guys. you should be very, very proud of yourself today. that's the latest from here, guys. back to you. >> thank you, lawrence. nice job, guys. coming up, some people are falling all over themselves to find their future spouse. now a woman in london has taken it to a new extreme. coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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hey, everybody. today we'll talk about bell peppers. look at this display. does this not make you want to have a bunch of them right now? it does for me. selection and storage is important. here's a red bell pepper. make sure it's red with a green stem still attached. you want it firm and surprisingly bell peppers should be heavy for their size because that means these walls are well hydrated. when you bring them home, throw them in the refrigerator so they keep the nice crisp. when it comes to eating them, honestly i just look eat them as is or lightly sauteed because i want them to stay crispy. i'm stephanie tantillo with your tip of the day. another live look at the asiana crash hearing under way in d.c. there are still several more hours of testimony ahead and we'll have a complete wrap- up tonight at 5:00 and 6:00 plus aviation experts will give their take on the findings as well coming up. finally for some women catching a bouquet at a wedding is almost like a sport itself. >> they won't stop at anything,
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even if it means getting hurt. >> 3, 2, 1 -- [ screaming ] >> you have to watch this woman here though. boom! >> boom! >> she goes right over. the british bride's bouquet was tossed short so one lady leaped over the barrier on the balcony head first to claim her prize. it looks dramatic. the woman got a scratched. >> i hope she didn't go down to a second floor. >> just had a scratch. >> take care.
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>> hope: hi. >> liam: hey. >> hope: uh, i passed your dad on the way in. >> liam: i was just calling you. >> hope: oh. >> liam: [ chuckles ] i didn't, um,idhear from you last night. how did it -- how did it go with wyatt? i know -- i know that it wasn't easy for you. but, um, at least i'm hoping you get now that it had to be done, right? >> hope: yeah. yeah, why you went all neanderthal on me and started laying down conditions. >> liam: i d-- i wasn't -- >> hope: no, that actually was a little bit of a turn-on. >> liam: little bit? >> hope: little bit. >> liam: like -- like

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